LOGA leader bound for court Tuesday | The Advertiser – Louisiana Oil and Gas Association President Donald Briggs says a deposition last week aggravated a heart condition, and that’s why he missed a scheduled appearance in court Monday. Briggs’ group is suing state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell for approving the lawsuit against oil and gas by the Southeast Flood Protection Authority-East.
Bidness as usual | Gambit – Clancy DuBos, Gambit’s political editor, says the local levee board’s suit against oil and gas companies “represents the first significant effort by any Louisiana public agency to hold the awl-n-gas bidness accountable for coastal land loss. If successful, it could do to the energy industry what the tobacco litigation did to cigarette companies: unmask decades of lies and misdeeds — and change the rules forever.”
Members of the New Orleans legislative delegation, including state Sens. Ed Murray, Karen Carter Peterson and J.P. Morrell and Rep. Jared Brossett, demanded to know why the state is asking for the money back when many homeowners claim they have sent in the necessary documentation to prove they followed the program’s rules and used the money to rebuild their storm-ravaged homes.
Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...
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